Time for another round of our ONE blog circle. This month we decided to have a special theme. February is Heart Health Month. Nearly 1 in 100 babies will be born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). Sometimes it’s minor & just needs to be monitored, other cases are life-threatening & require a newborn baby to undergo open heart surgery, sometimes multiple surgeries as the child ages. Danielle Awwad, of Little Farm Photography, is a fellow blog circle member. She has her own personal journey with CHD. She started The Paper Heart Project in an attempt to bring awareness. With awareness comes research, funding, and hopefully more success stories. Next up in the circle is a gorgeous image by Tara Fletcher with Tara Fletcher Photography.
Here we are again. How has another month gone by? The fact that we were counting down the days until Christmas made it fly by even faster in my opinion. And, now, a week has past already with 2018 is upon us. I have many goals for this coming year. One of them is just to continue to develop this photography craft of mine. One of the coolest things about 2017 has been the growth in photographer friends. Not only do I have the blessing of being in this ONE blog circle, but I also have been able to lead another small Instagram group that is dedicated to honing technical photography skills. This past month we have been working on multiple exposures, so I decided to post one of my attempts. This shot was created using the image overlay option in-camera. Then, I took it into Lightroom for the finishing touches. This is my niece and her ever so cute Christmas tree hat that her mother made for her. I LOVE the way it turned out! I still have a couple more weeks to practice before we move on to the next skill, and I am excited to expand my multiple exposure abilities. Don’t forget to continue around this circle to see what the other ladies wanted to share for their ONE blog. Next up is Samantha‘s post!
Welcome to another edition of our ONE blog circle. I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of ladies will be sharing with us! For the last month or so, I have been playing around with freelensing. It is such a fun way to add dimension to photography. As per tradition, the day after Thanksgiving we managed to get most of our holiday decorations up. To see little eyes sparkle with the wonder of the holiday is such a special treat. This photo was taken after twilight, while the kids were playing in what Audrey called “Rainbow Land.” Perfect name in my opinion. I managed to catch them both in that small opening between the bushes. Preciousness! Now, let’s see what the rest of the ladies have to share. Up next is Jyotsna’s with Moments and Photographs. Travel the circle until you get back here! Enjoy!
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
I am excited to be participating in a monthly blog circle with a group of talented photographers. As in most endeavors, our self criticism can run rampant. While in some instances competition can push us to better our skills and fuel us to keep going, it is not what I want to drive me to do my best. Having a group of like minded friends who just want to build each other up and see each other continue to grow as artists is refreshment to my soul. Each photographer will choose ONE image to share each month.
My family and I love to camp. We spent some time near Cumberland Falls State Park earlier this fall. On a short hiking trip, we ended up at this small creek. My Audrey is a fish. Around any and all water is where she wants to be. I love the way the light reflects off the water and through her hair. Makes my heart sing.
Don’t forget to keep going around the circle. Bonus points if you leave some comment love in support of each artist. Thanks!! Next up is Olga’s blog post.
“Every time you post a photo, and I get a notification, it’s like Christmas!!!” ~Kathryn Helton.
This makes me so incredibly happy to hear. I have had the privilege of having professional photos taken of my family, and that is exactly how I felt with each new post and finished gallery. That joy that I had, I wanted to give that to others. This is why I love what I do! Trust me, I know that family photos are an investment, BUT they are a worthy investment.
I took the footage from this month’s film several weeks ago, but didn’t put it together until yesterday. I wanted to document these kitties because they have been so special to Audrey. They are not ours, so she can’t torment them endlessly, but they truly do love her. It makes my heart so happy every time I put one of these together. As far as the photos, they have nothing to do with cats. Ha! We spent a lot of the last month swimming and enjoying our summer. I am trying my best to keep perspective, though. As I post these moments of joy and privilege, my heart does ache for those who don’t have it. The world is plenty dark, but here is a bit of light.